Several classics have gathered on my shelves (and Kindle, mainly) over the years and the more I read, the more new ones I find that I want to read. But while I shovel them all on my Kindle (because they are freeee), there are few that I am as intent on to read as these. These are the classics I want to get to soon. Links will bring you to Goodreads.
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
It’s an open secret that I like speculative fiction, dystopias and the like. I read 1984 pretty early on in my dystopia-reading and liked it, although some parts were a bit tedious to get through. Since then I have been curious about Animal Farm.
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
From day one of my English major days, professors have name-dropped this book again and again, without ever making it required reading. Such psychology always works really well on me, that’s how I got to read Jane Eyre. Robinson Crusoe never sounded appealing to me, but now that I have read various English classics, a few weeks ago I read the beginning and realised: I’m there. I’m interested in reading this. This sounds fabulous!
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
Lots of name-dropping again. But in itself pretty self explanatory, one should think. I proofread a paper on this so I think I should actually read the book now that I’m already aware of some of the themes.
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
I still can’t accept how boring I find Dickens books, and this one is a pretty well-known one, often read around Christmas, and I want to be of the party this year! It might not be the perfect choice for my next Dickens but secretly I have decided to read all his books, even if I don’t enjoy them, so the order I read them in probably won’t matter too much.
- Love and Freindship: And Other Youthful Writings by Jane Austen
I love Jane Austen, I’m not announcing that for the first time. I have made my love for her known to my family and they got me this wonderful clothbound volume for Christmas. I hear intriguing things about her earlier writings, and of course, Lady Susan as part of these earlier writings, pretty much blew me away, so I’m tingling with anticipation for what might be in store for me.
BONUS: How to Cook Husbands by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Come on. That title alone.
Do you have any classics to recommend to me? I’m always open for more of the good stuff. Any Dickens you think is a good start?